“The truth, I would suggest, is that you poured yourself willingly into form out of infinite love in order to redeem the entirety of this life. When seen from that perspective, all of a sudden life looks very different. You stop holding back from life, your inner life or the life around you, because the Kingdom of Heaven is within and all around you. That’s the message of the Jesus story.” Adyashanti in Resurrecting Jesus
Reading Resurrecting Jesus this Christmas season has been transforming and eye opening. It’s a totally fresh perspective on the Jesus story and how it mirrors our own human experience of awakening.
It’s been especially helpful as I’m starting to teach the little humans I’ve been entrusted to care for about the real meaning of Christmas, but without all the religious details. So far I’ve only told them that Christmas is actually a celebration of Jesus’ birthday and why we’d want to celebrate this man for his qualities of kindness, love, giving and honesty.
But it’s more than that. How do I convey the deeper message to these little people? I know they’re not totally ready at ages 2 and 4, but they sure do know already how to repeat things they’ve heard! What we tell them becomes their inner dialogue and it’s never too early to plant seeds of true wisdom. I just try to keep it simple and trust they’ll get the message they need for now. The same is true for all of us. Everything we need to know is revealed in the right moment. It’s much simpler than we make it out to be.
I’m constantly inquiring to the ethers, “What’s the truth? And how do I express it with clarity and compassion?” Just like Jesus. For we were all created in human form to “redeem the entirety of this life.” How that manifests in each human form will be different, and not up to us to determine or understand. That’s where faith comes in, right? And trust that with the Kingdom of Heaven within and all around us, there’s no way to go astray. It’s all part of the totality of life as divine being in human form.